Use This Plasmacluster Ion Technology to Combat Airborne Coronavirus

If you are a business owner with office or commercial space, this information might be useful for you. With COVID-19 spreading intensively in Singapore, virus-free air quality within enclosed areas is important to prevent the spread and protect the people.

Sharp recently introduced a Plasmacluster Ionizer (PCI) module that will enable indoor venues like offices, malls, and schools to operate safely, by reducing the spread of airborne coronavirus such as SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

I think it is a practical solution since the COVID-19 Delta Variant is spreading faster than other variants and in a city like Singapore, we are surrounded by malls and air-conditioned places. The retrofit PCI modules make it easy to upgrade existing commercial air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. These can be installed in the ducts of existing air conditioners by regular aircon maintenance teams.

How it works

It deactivates airborne viruses & bacteria by breaking down proteins on their surface, through a chemical reaction. PCI splits water molecules from air to release positive hydrogen (H⁺) and negative oxygen (O₂⁻) ions that form clusters to transform into OH radicals. The OH radicals cling to viruses or other pathogens and extract hydrogen (H) from their surface to form moisture (H2O). Extracting hydrogen from the surface of the virus or a pathogen, damages its defence (think of it as puncturing its spacesuit) and neutralizes it. The effectiveness of PCI technology in eliminating pathogens, allergens & VOCs has been tested and proven by more than 30 independent institutions in more than 10 countries.

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Press Release

Combating Airborne Coronavirus with Sharp Plasmacluster™ Ion Technology Inspired By Nature

Singapore, 8 October 2021 – Sharp Singapore has introduced a Plasmacluster™ Ionizer module that will enable indoor venues like offices, malls, and schools to operate safely, by reducing the spread of airborne coronavirus. Plasmacluster Ion’s (PCI) effectiveness against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, has been confirmed in tests conducted by Nagasaki University of Japan. It is a retrofit module that can be installed into existing air conditioners.

How It Works

Inspired by nature, PCI is a unique technology, developed by Sharp. It deactivates airborne viruses & bacteria by breaking down proteins on their surface, through a chemical reaction. PCI splits water molecules from air to release positive hydrogen (H⁺) and negative oxygen (O₂⁻) ions that form clusters to transform into OH radicals. The OH radicals cling to viruses or other pathogens and extract hydrogen (H) from their surface to form moisture (H2O). Extracting hydrogen from the surface of the virus or a pathogen, damages its defence (think of it as puncturing its spacesuit) and neutralizes it. The effectiveness of PCI technology in eliminating pathogens, allergens & VOCs has been tested and proven by more than 30 independent institutions in more than 10 countries.

Safe & Natural

PCI ions are safe. Tests conducted with excessive concentrations show no skin and eye irritation. In fact, the healthy ion concentration helps to create a moisturizing effect. The positive and negative ions are the same as those generated in nature by a waterfall. Besides sanitizing the air, PCI creates a feeling of freshness and relaxation for people, in their urban environment.

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Easy to Fit into Existing Systems

The retrofit PCI modules make it easy to upgrade existing commercial air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. These can be installed in the ducts of existing air conditioners by regular aircon maintenance teams. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread through fine droplets released during respiration. The 0.1micron (ten thousand times smaller than a millimetre) virus particle can evade filtration systems & remain harmful in the air for hours. Besides eliminating airborne pathogens, this upgrade also enables the aircons to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC), unpleasant odours and static charge, making the air safe & pleasant.

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About SHARP

Founded in 1912, Sharp has had a long history with its origins as a small metal workshop in Tokyo to where the multi-national company is today. The company derived its name from the invention of a mechanical pencil named the “Ever-Sharp Pencil” that took the world by storm in 1915. Since then, Sharp is dedicated to using its unique and innovative technology to contribute to the culture, benefits, and welfare of the people throughout the world.

Sharp Singapore was established in 1986 to cater Sharp products to the local market. The Device team in Sharp Singapore offers technology-application, design-in & supply-chain support for a range of components across Singapore, Southeast Asia, India, and ANZ. These state-of-the-art components like LCD Panels & Plasmacluster Ionizer Modules enable premium end-user experience in the diverse fields of Healthcare, IT, IoT & Mobility.